Stamford: Applications open for $100,000 in arts funding

STAMFORD — The city Monday opened the application period for awards of $100,000 to arts programs and projects.

The allotment, through the Community Arts Partnership Program, will fund projects by Stamford-based arts organizations or individual artists backed by a Stamford non-profit, according to a news release.

Last year, the city awarded grants ranging from $3,500 to $15,000 to 12 groups that put on “events or projects that bolster the arts,” the release said.

Projects included “The Nutcracker” put on by the Connecticut Ballet, the Carwin Park Summer Concert series, musical performances at First Presbyterian Church, DanceFest 2018 — a program for young dancers taught at The Palace Theatre — and various visual art workshops put on by Loft Artists throughout the year.

“We are lucky to have so many great arts organizations here in Stamford,” Mayor David Martin said in the release. “They continue to do excellent, creative work that brings light and joy to our community. I am happy to support their efforts.”

To apply for a grant, visit https://www.stamfordct.gov/cappgrant. Applications are due Aug. 31.

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